Here’s a 22 minute recorded audio Dhamma Talk (14MB .mp3).

Suttas:

  • “Bāhiya Sutta”: Ud 1.10

    “Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus:

    In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized.

    That is how you should train yourself.

    When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Bāhiya, there is no you in connection with that. When there is no you in connection with that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress.”

  • “Kāḷaka Sutta”: AN 4.24, see pg. 10

    Thus, monks, a Tathàgata does not conceive of a visible thing as apart from sight; he does not conceive of an unseen; he does not conceive of a ‘thing-worth-seeing’; he does not conceive about a seer.

    He does not conceive of an audible thing as apart from hearing; he does not conceive of an unheard; he does not conceive of a ‘thing-worth-hearing’; he does not conceive about a hearer.

    He does not conceive of a thing to be sensed as apart from sensation; he does not conceive of an unsensed; he does not conceive of a ‘thing-worth-sensing’; he does not conceive about one who senses.

    He does not conceive of a cognizable thing as apart from cognition; he does not conceive of an uncognized; he does not conceive of a ‘thing-worth-cognizing’; he does not conceive about one who cognizes.

    Thus, monks, the Tathàgata being such-like in regard to all phenomena seen, heard, sensed and cognized, is ‘Such’. Moreover, than he who is ‘Such’, there is none other greater or more excellent, I declare.

Topics: Bahia, Bahiya, diplomacy, meditation, Nibbana, the end of suffering